good news begins
God made the world and God made man, our first parents: “In the beginning God created”.
But they rebelled and because of disobedience (sin) were separated from him. In spite of this, God loved our lost human race, you and me included, who are all deserving of his judgement for sin. So he promised a solution.
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This tells us that God came into this world (Jesus was his name). He lived a life of perfection, performed amazing miracles, was crucified and buried but three days later rose to life again! A few weeks after that, hundreds watched as he was taken up to heaven.
By his death and resurrection Jesus became the solution to our problem and the only way back God, the Father. “I am the way, the truth and the life”, he said. “No one comes to the Father except through me.”
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Anyone who turns from sin (repents) and believes the good news (trusts in Jesus Christ and what he did) will find forgiveness of sin, peace with God, and assurance of heaven for ever. That’s the promise of “life to the full” for as long as we live and after we die!
Of course! And followers of Jesus want to share it with everyone!
Actually there’s lots more good news in the world’s best-seller, the Bible.
NEXT a summary of the Bible’s Good News Story
Thank you, John. We will pass on your encouraging message to our Pastor.
I have been listening to your Pastors for quite some time. and thought it was time to say a big “Thank You” for the Holy Spirit inspired sermons I have had the pleasure and blessing to listen to and to be filled with incredible teaching.
I especially liked Pastor Daniels treatment of the book of Ruth, one of my all time favourite books in the OT. I had the joy of preaching and teaching this lovely book yet, after many, many years he exposed something new to bless me.
My cousin, Jean Hull, is continually blessed to be a member of your church. I am a Lisburnite, living in Warren Park Avenue, long before the new housing estate bloomed between there and Manor park. I remember your church so well. I left the town in 1960 and live in Perth, WHAustralia